It's raining so badly in Nairobi. It all starts in the evening around 4 p.m and then the whole night until early morning. When you are out of your bed you feel like having something spicy as well as healthy(I feel so many times). Try this very simple vegetable pan cakes. Cabbage and carrot in the pan cake helps you to stay warm. To add something to your dietary "fiber" intake I have drizzled some oats to the batter. Very quick and easy too...
All purpose flour- 1 cup
Finely grated carrot- 1
Finely grated cabbage leaf- 1
Finely chopped spinach- 2 leaves
Finely chopped onion- tspn
Oats- 1 tbspn
Mustard seeds- 1 tspn
Cumin seeds- 1 tspn
Ginger- garlic paste- 1tspn
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Baking soda- 1/2 tspn
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tbspn
First prepare the vegetables to be added to the batter by heating the pan and adding the oil to the pan. When the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter. Now add the cumin seeds, ginger- garlic paste, onion, chopped vegetables, salt and turmeric powder(follow the sequence).
Saute for a minute and keep the vegetables aside.
Place flour, oats, baking soda, little salt in a bowl and prepare a smooth batter without any lumps by adding water little by little. Stop adding water when you get an evenly spreadable consistency.
Add in the vegetables we had prepared earlier and mix with the batter uniformly.
|Adding vegetables to the batter|
Heat the pan and place one tablespoonful of batter and spread it uniformly in the middle of the pan to the size of a CD and cook with little olive oil or any cooking oil of your choice. Serve hot with tomato ketch up, chutneys or dips of your choice.